12 Mar '11, 11pm

In the doghouse: By Grace Chua and Rocco Hu The improper use of cages with wire floors for puppies is one of the...

In the doghouse: By Grace Chua and Rocco Hu The improper use of cages with wire floors for puppies is one of the...

The improper use of cages with wire floors for puppies is one of the worrying practices in pet shops and farms. -- PHOTO: DAVIS KK LEE NO PAT on the back for businesses selling pets. That is the verdict, after an undercover check by animal welfare groups found that many pet farms and shops do not meet government standards of care. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teamed up with six other animal welfare groups last year to check on 29 pet shops and seven farms between November and December in the most extensive investigation of such outlets yet. Read the full story in The Sunday Times today. [email protected] [email protected] NOT UP TO SCRATCH An undercover survey conducted by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and six other animal welfare organisations on pet shops and farms showed: Thirty-five establishments used water bottles rather...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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